iPad 3 Starting Price $579 ?

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  1. SammyDFG macrumors member

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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400838,00.asp

    If the list is true, the iPad 3 will start at $579, for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model, up from $499 for the iPad 2. Other versions of the Wi-Fi only iPad 3 will purportedly be priced at $679 and $779, for the 32GB and 64GB models, respectively, according to the pricing sheet. iPad 3 Models with 3G wireless connectivity will be priced at $699, $799 and $899 for models with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage capacity, respectively.

    With the retina display I think it's a fair increase. What do you guys think?
     
  2. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    agreed, I won't be wasting my money on it
     
  3. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    Ya this it really stupid it would kill apple! I won't buy a 700 dollar iPad!!!!
     
  4. VinceDae macrumors regular

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    Hmmmm IF they do this, they need to bump the storage up to 128 for the biggest ...

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    Be glad you dont live in Denmark then, our price for the 3G 64gb model is ATM about 1050$
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    No way in hell it would kill Apple. People will still go buy it. A Retina display cannot be cheap. If people want the latest and greatest they will have to pay for it. Your talking about a resolution that is 25% higher than Full HD on a 9.7 inch display. TVs don't come close to the pixel ratio.
     
  6. jackc macrumors 65816

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    Seems possible it could be a premium iPad, I hope it's not true though
     
  7. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    I think I'll just wait for Apple to tell us what they're introducing and how much it will cost. Everything else is just speculation.
     
  8. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    Now that they've set the price points for 2 years at $499, I can't see them increasing the price. I understand the rumored retina display panel might be more expensive to manufacture, but many of the other components they use have hopefully come down in price, along with Apple getting more purchasing power since they're buying so many of them from the suppliers.
     
  9. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope this rumor isn't true, it has taken me years to justify the $499...

    I was actually thinking there was a possibility that they would give a discount for students because of this big push for textbooks and stuff, they will lose some of that market share if they increase prices.

    If the price increases and the storage stays the same, I will be buying and iPad 2 instead, yeah the retina would be awesome, but that is just too much IMO.
     
  10. OH!MAC™ macrumors member

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    really, $80.00? not a big deal if you ask me.
     
  11. falcora macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, $599 for the iPad 3 32 GB WIFI (the model I want) is still a ton of money already. And its looking like my work isn't going to pay for it like I had previously thought :(
     
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